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Genus Gobiodon Bleeker, 1856


Species of Gobiodon are difficult to identify. Recent studies (Munday 2004; Herler et al. 2009) have shown that live coloration and genetic work are critical to separate species. Many of the earlier descriptions did not include live coloration and in some cases the names currently in use are provisional.




New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Indo-west-central Pacific.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Lord Howe Province (14), Northeast Transition (19), Timor Province (2), Cape Province (20), Cocos (Keeling) Island Province (22), Christmas Island Province (23), Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Western Shelf Transition (28), Central Western Shelf Province (29), Northwest Transition (3), Southwest Shelf Transition (30), Southwest Shelf Province (31), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Other Regions

Coral Sea Islands Territory, Territory of Ashmore & Cartier Islands

History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
14-May-2015 GOBIOIDEI 27-Mar-2015 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese
30-Mar-2010 MODIFIED